Forest Elephants Are Our Allies in the Fight Against Climate Change, Say Researchers

Forest Elephants Are Our Allies in the Fight Against Climate Change, Say Researchers

Forest elephant extinction would exacerbate climate change. That’s according to a new study in Nature Geoscience which links feeding by elephants with an increase in the amount of carbon that forests are able to store.

The bad news is that African forest elephants – smaller and more vulnerable relatives of the better known African bush elephant – are fast going extinct. If we allow their ongoing extermination to continue, we will be also worsening climate change. The good news is that if we protect and conserve these elephants, we will simultaneously fight climate change.

Tom Ford Becomes Chairman of Council of Fashion Designers of America

CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA DIANE VON FURSTENBERG AND INCOMING CHAIRMAN TOM FORD.

CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA DIANE VON FURSTENBERG AND INCOMING CHAIRMAN TOM FORD.

Tom Ford Becomes Chairman of Council of Fashion Designers of America

The award-winning fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer Tom Ford will succeed current Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg effective June 2019, writes the CFDA.

The Texas-born designer introduced a heady combination of glamour and sensual desire into American fashion.. Ford eagerly embraced smart women with sex appeal believing that women could be both.

Victoria's Secret To Close 53 Stores in 2019 As Global Auto Sales Also Drop In Major Spending Shifts

Victoria's Secret To Close 53 Stores in 2019 As Global Auto Sales Also Drop In Major Spending Shifts

American teenagers no longer hang out at the mall like generations past. Their lives are far more complex and demanding; then add in the high priority of digital culture and online shopping in their lives. Their fashion fav brands often aren’t even sold in America’s shopping malls.

Last week was a brutal one for American retailers. L Brands made the decision to close 53 Victoria’s Secret stores in North America. Gap Inc. announced that it will close 230 stores in the next two years. J.C. Penney weighed in with 18 new department store closures. Earlier in February Payless announced the closure of 2,500 in America.

It’s not all bad news. Planet Fitness Chief Executive officer Chris Rondeau said his business is immune to e-commerce’s effects on brick-and-mortar, making it a good mall tenant, writes Business of Fashion.

“Our business can’t be Amazoned. We’re un-Amazonable,” he said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “We do about 5,000 workouts per gym per week, about 8 million workouts a week in the U.S., so look at how much traffic we drive to these centers every day. And the majority of those visits are Monday through Wednesday; most retailers are busy on the weekends, so we’re a great co-tenant for these retailers to drive that traffic.”

Eye: Anthropologie Spring 2019 Campaign With Vanessa Lorenzo + Marta Dyks Taps New Devon Yard Mindset

Eye: Anthropologie Spring 2019 Campaign With Vanessa Lorenzo + Marta Dyks Taps New Devon Yard Mindset

Eye: Anthropologie Spring 2019 Campaign With Vanessa Lorenzo + Marta Dyks Taps New Devon Yard Mindset

Models Vanessa Lorenzo + Marta Dyks are styled by Richmond Tan in Anthropologie’s Spring 2019 Campaign lensed by Graham Dunn. Heath Mattiolo designs the set rich in homewares and furniture from Anthropologie’s expanding lifestyle collections. / Hair by Rachel Lee; makeu by Diane da Silva

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GlamTribal Design Earrings: Free Shipping North America, Niobium Earwires

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GlamTribal Design studio, featherweight polymer clay beads with 14K gold foil flecks. Woolly mammoth bone beads 10,000-100,000 years old. Hand-painted enamel beads. Twigs, pods, recycled glass wherever possible. Hypoallergenic niobium earwires and pewter posts by TierraCast. 

10% of price supports girls education in Africa and elephant conservation. Earrings shipped first class in a burlap bag with recycled tissue. 2-Day Priority Mail shipping available at checkout.

Tanzania's Southern Selous Game Reserve Is An Unexplored Safari Adventure Waiting For Us

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Tanzania's Southern Selous Game Reserve Is An Unexplored Safari Adventure Waiting For Us

The Serengeti's wildlife sanctuary is a vast expanse over 5,700 square miles and its otherworldly animal migration is one of the New Wonders of the World, writes Vogue.com. According to the Tanzania Tourist Board, nearly 1.3 million people visit the country annually, with about two-thirds of visitors heading for the Serengeti. The others stick close to the north—the Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Lake Manyara—and also the island of Zanzibar.

This reality leaves the southern half of Tanzania perhaps the best-kept Safari secret with untouched terrain and the Selous Game Reserve, twice the size of the Serengeti. 

Comparing the two, Ruaha houses 10 percent of the planet’s lion population, as well as one of the largest elephant populations on our planet. Selous is home to the world’s largest population of wild dogs, is nicknamed Giraffe Park because of the density of these long-necks animals, and is home to some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhinos. Not only is nature's extraordinary wildlife abundant, but seeing it is an almost solo experience. 

GlamTribal 6" Art Tiles/Trivets Sets

Sets of 2 or 4 Coasters w/Art Tile $40 and $55

My GLAMTRIBALE Jewelry & Gift Collection is inspired by and committed to Africa, the ancestral home of humanity. 10% of our revenues support elephant conservation and The Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi. 

Our ceramic 4" coasters and sets w/6" art tile for flowers, a bottle of wine or wine bucket keep table surfaces safe while drenching our eyes with oil-painting-like images, printed on art canvas. Here's a sampling: